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Reps Call For Probe Into Kaduna Killings

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The House of Representatives has taken a stand following the recent tragic incident in Ambe, a settlement in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

News About Nigeria reports that during the plenary session on Tuesday, the House called upon the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, as well as the Department of State Services (DSS) and other heads of security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the killings of innocent Nigerians in the region.

According to reports, six people lost their lives in the attack that occurred in Ambe on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Gunmen stormed the community, firing indiscriminately at innocent citizens, resulting in fatalities and leaving many others injured.

Addressing the House during the session, Amos Daniel, the representative of Jemaa/Sanga Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, raised a motion on matters of urgent public importance.

He recounted the harrowing events, stating, “At about 7 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in Ambe, in the outskirts of Gwantu, Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State following the attack from two gunmen who arrived on two motorcycles at the birthday celebration venue of their aged father, killed six people and injured many.”

Daniel further praised the bravery of local youths who apprehended one of the gunmen and handed him over to the soldiers stationed in the area.

He also mentioned that some of the victims are currently receiving medical treatment at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital.

Expressing concern for the traumatised residents of Ambe, Daniel called for enhanced security measures to restore peace and confidence in the community.

In response to the motion, the House observed a minute of silence in honour of the deceased victims. Additionally, it urged the Inspector General of Police to deploy additional police personnel to ensure the security of the area.

The House also called for a concerted effort from law enforcement agencies, including the military and the DSS, to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure that they face the full consequences of their actions.

Furthermore, the House directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and the National Emergency Management Agency to provide both food and non-food items to support the affected victims.

To ensure compliance with these directives, the House mandated its Committees on Police, Army, and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to oversee the implementation of these measures.

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